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Zigzag Motifs Discovered in Ancient Greek Tomb

Pottery decorated with zigzag motifs was found in an ancient Greek tomb, in the city of Corinth in southern Greece. The tomb, dating back approximately 2,800 years, was built between 800 B.C. and 760 B.C., a time when Corinth was emerging as a major power...

Revealing the Secrets of Ancient Amphipolis

The world awaits for the secrets of ancient Amphipolis to be revealed. According to the Greece 's Ministry of Culture and Sports, the contents of the tomb will be known by the end of the month. But what do...

Two Scenarios for the Great Tomb in Amphipolis

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, accompanied by his wife Georgia and Culture Minister Konstantinos Tasoulas, visited the excavation site of Ancient Amphipolis, in Serres, northern Greece on Tuesday morning. Samaras visited the Casta tomb and was guided through the excavation site by...

The Mystery of Ancient Amphipolis

Excavations conducted in a tomb in Casta, in ancient Amphipolis, have raised questions. The area is being guarded by the police while the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports is monitoring ongoing developments. Archaeologists are wondering if they have discovered an...

World's Largest Solar Boat Sails into Corinth Port

The world's largest, exclusively solar-powered boat, the Swiss-flagged MS "Tûranor PlanetSolar", sailed into Corinth, Greece, on Thursday. The 31-metre-long catamaran will stay docked in Corinth for three days before continuing its journey to the Ermioni area to take part...

Greek History Revives in Festival of Archaeology

British children interested in history will have the chance to be archaeologists for one day at the Festival of Archaeology which is held from July 12 to 27. The 2014 Festival fronted by historian Dan Snow, includes more than 1,000 events taking place across...

World’s Oldest Erotic Graffiti Found in Greece

The world’s oldest erotic graffiti was discovered in Astypalaia, a beautiful Greek island of the Dodecanese, dated from the early 6th and late 5th century B.C. One of the inscriptions depicts two phalluses, carved on the flat surface of a rock...

Ancient Love Inscriptions in Astypalea

The concept of love during the ancient Greek times isn’t that different from nowadays. The only change is the way people used to express their feelings. A lovestruck person today may use graffiti to express passion for his beloved,...

“Nautilus: Navigating Greece” Exhibition Opens in Brussels

The exhibition "Nautilius: Navigating Greece" has opened at the Musée des Beaux Arts (Βozar) in Brussels, Belgium. On display until the end of April, the exhibition examines the "intimate relationship between the Greeks and the Mediterranean Sea trough the ages." By...

The Ancient Theatre of Sparta in Way of Restoration

It stands for its size, quality and the luxury of its construction. The ancient theatre of Sparta, built around 30-20 B.C., is located north of the contemporary city of Sparta, and remains a distinguished monument to this day, despite...